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Evolution of the Corliss Steam Engine Album, 1930

Creator:
Corliss, George H (George Henry) 1817-1888
Donor:
Franklin Machine Company Providence, Rhode Island
Physical description:
0.3 cu. ft. : 1 box
Type:
Albums
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Date:
1930
1920-1930
20th century
Notes:
George Corliss received US Patent 6162 for his valve gear on March 10, 1849, a more efficient type of steam engine which ran more efficiently on less fuel. The patent covered the use of a wrist-plate to convey the valve motion from a single eccentric to the four valves of the engine, as well as the use of trip valves with variable cutoff under governor control that were associated with Corliss Engines.
Summary:
Album (a carefully prepared, handmade book) illustrating the history of the Corliss Steam Engine. The book includes clipped-out illustrations of the factory, of steam engines and parts, accompanied by captions.
Cite as:
Evolution of the Corliss Steam Engine Scrapbook, 1930, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Factories
Engines
Steam-engines
Local number:
109722 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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